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Posted on: November 21, 2020

Parks & Recreation is Closed for the Holidays: Nov. 26-27


In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all City of Garland Parks & Recreation Administration offices, facilities and recreation centers will be closed starting on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 27. Our recr...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Fall 2020 Play Guide

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View the Fall PLAY Guide (September through December 2020)

If you have any questions, please call 972-205-2750 or call your nearest Recreation Center

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Central Park Road Construction

Starting oct. 5, 2020

To better serve the needs of the community, the roadway along the north section of Central Park will be under construction starting on Monday, October 5.  The roadway includes Ave. H, and a small section of 9th St. Limited ac...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Current Park Master Plans and Projects

Find out what we have been up to lately.

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Toys for Tots Program 2020

Apply today!

City of Garland Parks & Recreation is pleased to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Toys for Tots Program at Bradfield Recreation Center.

Apply now! See the details below.


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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Garland Body Shops

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Need to exercise more, but don't want to join a gym? Check out our Body Shops filled with great equipment for all skill levels and are a great, low-cost alternative to big, expensive gyms.

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay & Play Virtual Recreation

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When you cannot come to us, we will come to you! Stay & Play virtual recreation is a way for us to engage with you virtually. The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department is committed to providing ways for you and your family t...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Garland PRCAD Opens New Dog Park

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Garland’s new dog park, located within Central Park along Glenbrook Drive, is officially open for play!

Amenities at the Garland Dog Park include three fenced paddocks, drinking fountains, shade, lighting, seating, fencing and parking. The park w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Garland Unveils New Playground at Central Park

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A new, inclusive and sensory-friendly playground is now open at Garland’s Central Park, 1310 W. Avenue F, in close proximity to the Granger Recreation Center. The new playground is designed for children of all abilities to play...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Monitoring COVID-19

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Garland Public Health is working closely with regional, state and federal partners to monitor for coronavirus in north Texas. Check our Disease Information page for updates.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Staying Active through COVID-19

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We know you have read the alerts, the reports on the news, and the City of Garland’s disaster declaration on March 17 that resulted in closures of several City facilities. But, what you may not know is that Garland’s outdoor parks are ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Update on the Senior Meal Program

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Dallas County has authorized the City of Garland PRCAD to continue serving and delivering meals to currently registered seniors. 

Any new seniors wishing to participate in the meal program, please call Garland Senior Activity Center.  


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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Keeping a Safe Physical Distance in Parks and on Trails

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Remember folks, if you must go outside, please follow physical distancing guidelines in our parks and on trails. (link to National Recreation and Parks Association)

Below are a few recommendations to keep safe physical distancing w...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Recreation Centers

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Garland is home to six recreation centers. Each facility offers a variety of programs and services that are enjoyed by all.

Click on the image or the Recreation page link below. 

Find a Center near you!

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